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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Expounds on two headline articles from the "Edmonton Journal" (Canada) that prompted the columnist to reflect on the history of the textbook in social studies. The two articles refer to politically motivated editing of history texts in Hong Kong and Japan. Urges history teachers to teach history "the way it happened." (DSK)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Content Analysis, Current Events
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Orr, Jeff – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Proposes ways in which the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's documentary series, "The Valour and the Horror," can be used to develop students' critical thinking skills. Asserts that the issues of historical accuracy provide excellent opportunities to discuss historiography, the role of the media in society, and human rights during…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Bias, Broadcast Industry, Civil Liberties